Cyclones finish off Italy trip with win

The following is a press release courtesy of Iowa State Athletic Communications.

VICENZA, Italy – The Iowa State men’s basketball team defeated the Ivory Coast National Team, 98-69, Saturday evening in Vicenza, Italy to finish its Italian Tour with a 3-0 record.

The Cyclones jumped out to a 28-11 lead at the end of the first quarter and extended it to 59-26 at halftime. ISU connected on 10-of-16 three-pointers in the first half.

The Cyclones cruised the rest of the way, shooting 53.8 percent from the field (35-65) and making 14-of-29 threes. The Cyclones finished with 24 assists.

Solomon Young scored a team-high 17 points to lead five Cyclones in double figures. Rasir Bolton and Prentiss Nixon scored 13 points each, while Tre Jackson tallied 12 points and Zion Griffin added 10 in the win.

Tyrese Haliburton scored eight points and dished out seven assists with just a single turnover.

Jared Stansbury


Jared a native of Clarinda, Iowa, started as the Cyclone Fanatic intern in August 2013, primarily working as a videographer until starting on the women’s basketball beat prior to the 2014-15 season. Upon earning his Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Iowa State in May 2016, Jared was hired as the site’s full-time staff writer, taking over as the primary day-to-day reporter on football and men’s basketball. He was elevated to the position of managing editor in January 2020. He is a regular contributor on 1460 KXNO in Des Moines and makes regular guest appearances on radio stations across the Midwest. Jared resides in Ankeny with his four-year-old puggle, Lolo.